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Time Travel Shoujo First Impressions (1): Let's learn some science!


Admittedly, I went into this show expecting it to be more cringey than it actually was. The stuff that happens in the past with William Gilbert was surprisingly interesting. He's an interesting character that seemed to handle the time travel thing pretty well. That being said, I'm just going to have to turn my brain off when thinking about the time travel, huh? It's basically stuck in the show to be a convenient plot device.

Also on the flip side, the stuff that happened in the present day seemed largely uninteresting. I guess they needed to find a way to integrate the other characters, so I'm going to guess they will be monitoring the main character Mari as she roams around in the past via magic science computers. But that remains to be seen. Also, I feel like I would have preferred watching the main antagonistic force coming from the past rather than some mystery organization that probably wants to steal Mari's father's research. But again, that remains to be seen.

The start of this episode makes me feel like I'm about to watch a cooking show, not a show about time traveling to meet scientists. I guess they could be making some big link between scientific research and cooking, but I think this scene just establishes a reason for the main character to have cooking skills. Either way, this feels like something you should do after you've established the main character as a scientist's daughter.

Side note: the music here reminded me of the soundtrack of Code Geass, so I looked it up. Apparently, Hitomi is on the music staff for this series. That's pretty cool.

...Wow

I guess the series is really trying to tell me Waka's pretentious by having her fan herself with her high test scores.

Why? Because she couldn't answer a vague science question about mirrors? I'd give a sarcastic answer to a question like that too.

Casually using cooking to introduce the plot of the series.

First off, this scene seems unnaturally tense. Secondly, shouldn't you check his pulse before running for an AED? I wanted to call this guy on saying "well, he got hit in the chest, so obviously his heart stopped", but then I found out commotio cordis exists.

"Future med students are basically doctors already" cliche.

I'm no expert on this time period, but I'm pretty sure I'd want to burn the witch if I saw this.

Also, I get the feeling that the language barrier is just not going to exist in this situation.

This story about going back in time to meet scientists sure has some convenient magic making it happen. Does her speech also get translated to an appropriate vocabulary too? I'm sure that old-timers had a much different word set as well. Or am I overthinking the convenient magic?

You see, this is what happens when you claim to know something without Google readily available. Also, this scene suggests that the only reason Mari doesn't change the past by giving Gilbert the answer for free is that she is a bad student...I don't know how I feel about this.

Ahh corset jokes...

Well, he must be the bad guy.



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